Tuesday April 25th 2017

‘Tradition’ Archives

Why are Chants apart of the Mass?

Why are Chants apart of the Mass?

Many of the texts of the Mass in both the Roman and Byzantine Rites are set to music, which is preferred to as Gregorian chant in the Western Church.  The chants contained in each mass can be separated into distinct groups initially:  those that are constant for each and every Mass, or the [...]

What are the O Antiphons?

What are the O Antiphons?

In the Catholic tradition, the O Antiphons are sung or recited at Vespers from December 17 to December 23. The O antiphons are, in fact, a collage of Old Testament types of Christ stressing the hope of the Savior's coming. The O Antiphons have been described as "a unique work of art and a [...]

Why Do Catholic Priests Wear Vestments (Colorful Robes)?

Why Do Catholic Priests Wear Vestments (Colorful Robes)?

Vestments are a sacramental. That means they are set apart and blessed by the Church to excite good thoughts and to increase devotion in those who see and those who use them. They are the uniform of the priest when he is "on duty," while he is exercising the functions of his ministry and using the [...]

Do Catholics Base Their Beliefs On Tradition And Not The Bible?

Do Catholics Base Their Beliefs On Tradition And Not The Bible?

Misconception: Catholic's base their beliefs on tradition and don't really read the Bible. True Catholic Teaching: The teaching authority of the Catholic Church is obtained both from Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magesterium.  The Magesterium is the teaching authority of the [...]